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[12/05/11 - 10:02 PM]
Winners of Second Annual "American Country Awards" Announced
Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Thompson Square are among the top winners.

[via press release from FOX]

WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL "AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS" ANNOUNCED

Jason Aldean Earns Six Awards; Carrie Underwood and Thompson Square Each Win Three Awards

Toby Keith Honored with Artist of the Decade Award

Two-Hour Special Featured Performances by Co-Hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, Alabama, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Pistol Annies, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Chris Young

The following performers were honored today at the second annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS broadcast live on FOX from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fans logged on to www.theacas.com to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists. The awards include traditional categories, as well as previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.

With three wins this year, plus six last year, Underwood has earned the most ACA honors of any artist. Aldean's six awards this year rank him as the male artist with the most honors, and Lady Antebellum's win as Group of the Year, plus four awards last year, make it the group with the most ACA honors.

Cable channel Great American Country (GAC) will rebroadcast the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS on Saturday, Dec. 17 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET).

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS winners include:

ARTISTS

Artist of the Year Jason Aldean

Artist of the Year: Male Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Chris Young

Artist of the Year: New Artist Scotty McCreery

ALBUM

Album of the Year Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"

SINGLES

Single of the Year Chris Young, "Voices"

Single of the Year: Male Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"

Single of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood, "Mama's Song"

Single of the Year: Group Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

Single of the Year: New Artist Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"

TOURING

Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"

Music Video: Male Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"

Music Video: Female Carrie Underwood, "Mama's Song"

Music Video: Group or Collaboration Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"

Music Video: New Artist Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

GREATEST HITS AWARD Alabama

ARTIST OF THE DECADE AWARD Toby Keith

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, "Kids' Choice Awards"). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers; and Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey directed the special.





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